Increasing Medicaid enrollment among formerly incarcerated adults


This study examined the association between expanded Medicaid eligibility and prerelease Medicaid enrollment assistance on Medicaid enrollment for recently incarcerated adults in Wisconsin. The results indicate a statistically significant increase in Medicaid enrollment both after eligibility expansion and enrollment assistance implementation. Prior to these changes, Medicaid enrollment one-month post-release was 8 percent. This grew to 36 percent following eligibility expansion and 61 percent after the implementation of enrollment assistance.

Publication Year: 2021

Lead Author: Marguerite Burns

Journal: Health Services Research

Publication Type(s): Reentry

JCOIN Hub/Center: Other Affiliation